MBA1138 Must Read: It Doesn’t Have To Be Crazy at Work by Jason Fried & David Heinemeier Hansson
Excessive stress is not a requirement of entrepreneurship. At least that’s what Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson, authors of this week’s Must-Read book for entrepreneurs think. It Doesn’t Have to Be Crazy at Work is a radical treatise on the dangers — and utter uselessness — of running yourself and your team ragged. Their company, Basecamp, prides itself on a healthy approach to the work/life balance. We found Fied and Hansson’s thoughts to be challenging, but we can’t deny their results. Basecamp is a phenomenal success, one that the cofounders claim was built without goal-obsessed, productivity-driven, hair-tearing work. Could this approach work for your business? Today, we review this incredible book, and analyze its unique philosophy. The war against anxiety has begun, and these successful entrepreneurs are ready to fight for a saner, happier workplace. Click Play!